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May 2, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, is proud to announce its new partnership with Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative to deliver a next-generation library software solution in support of its statewide consortia initiative. This initiative will bring together all state-funded higher education institutions on one library system, including all community colleges and every public university in Florida. FALSC has selected Sierra for its open architecture and ability to deliver collaborative, personalized, sustainable, and adaptable capabilities. Sierra will also support the challenges facing the large academic consortium and its individual institutions for resource sharing.

April 7, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the availability of the next major version of Polaris. Polaris Release 5.1 is part of the fastest release train in the history of Polaris, delivering five product releases over the course of eighteen months. Polaris Release 5.1 introduces new developments that will present greater opportunities for staff and patron discovery, including Leap circulation enhancements, resource sharing integration, and improved search suggestions and reporting filters.

March 30, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has created a product development strategy that enables libraries to remain engaged in the digital world by transforming library business processes. To align with staff workflows and patron needs, Innovative concentrated on mobile solutions and libraries are experiencing significant value with Mobile Worklists for staff performance, MyLibrary! for patron engagement, and Leap for flexible, intuitive workflows. This strategy challenges the traditional manner in which libraries operate, as well as how library professionals support their communities.

March 17, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has begun beta testing the Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.0 to integrate higher quality content and better coverage of library data in one location. Built on the Innovative Open Library Stack, the Innovative Knowledge Base serves as the single source of catalog data; integrating holdings and managed resources across entire library systems, in real-time. Using modern day indexing, the Innovative Knowledge Base includes full bibliographic descriptive data for eBooks, eJournals, print resources and corresponding metadata for license and order data, archival and digital objects, and course and reading lists. Additionally, it provides the foundation for all electronic resource management (ERM) workflows, delivers automatic bi-directional updates and synchronization, and offers a reimagined staff experience.

March 16, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the kickoff of IUG2016, the 24th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in San Francisco.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, today announced the debut of Innovative Linked Data, a new service that will help transform library visibility on the Semantic Web.

March 15, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces has delivered a new service pack update for Millennium users. The Millennium Release 2014 SP2 updates span all the major modules in the system, including acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, Create Lists, serials, and WebPAC, as well as electronic resource management features.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced Polaris library partners now have a direct connection for the Polaris to INN-Reach resource sharing system. Currently in beta testing, Innovative will offer the same level of integration INN-Reach currently offers Sierra and Millennium users to those on Polaris, through the use of Direct to INN-Reach APIs. This will eliminate the need for a Direct Consortia Borrowing (DCB) broker system and will create a seamless experience within Polaris.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, continues to transform library workflows and patron experiences by releasing cloud-based solutions built on the Innovative Open Library Stack (IOLS).

March 14, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, continues to transform library workflows and patron experiences by releasing cloud-based solutions built on the Innovative Open Library Stack. Innovative launched an evolutionary approach to product development in 2015, with the Innovative Open Library Stack serving as the backbone of all next-generation cloud solutions. A robust, shared services cloud platform, the IOLS allows for the cost-effective sharing and management of resources in a seamless, safe, and secure manner. By supporting the shift to web-based services, libraries are able to keep pace with technology advancements and dramatically improve the library experience for users and staff.

March 11, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, has released MyLibrary! Release 1.1, a patron-facing mobile application that allows users to access their library’s resources right from their mobile device.

March 3, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the latest version of Mobile Worklists is now available for download in the Apple App Store. Building upon the success of Innovative’s first native, cloud-based product, Mobile Worklists Release 2.0 offers greater functionality for developing and sending lists, while strengthening the patron experience. The native mobile app eliminates repetitive material handling with the ability to create, manage and track lists of materials, scan barcodes using the mobile device camera, and share lists to and from the Sierra Library Services Platform in real time.

February 23, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces unveils Encore Release 4.5 with new capabilities to meet the changing requirements of today’s libraries. Fully integrated with the Sierra Library Services Platform and Millennium ILS, the Encore Discovery Solution delivers a truly comprehensive discovery experience for any library user. From helpful peer reviews, to hard-to-find books from partner libraries, or immediate full-text access, Encore provides deep indexing and real-time integration with underlying library systems.

February 11, 2016

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced a record-setting number of implementations of the Sierra Release 2.1 following its general release in December 2015. Over 150 library systems are now live, including academic, public, national, corporate, and special libraries and consortia worldwide. This represents more than 2,000 library locations of all sizes, across more than sixteen countries.

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